Seal with Handle in the Form of a Mythical Animal

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese

Made in China, Asia

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Qianlong Period (1736-95)

Rock crystal (quartz) with incised decoration

2 1/4 x 2 1/16 inches (5.7 x 5.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

* Gallery 226, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944

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This seal was formerly in the Imperial Collection of the emperor Qianlong. It is inscribed with the phrase (translated) "Qianlong's Imperial Brush."

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